Anglia Language Programme

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Learn a new language or continue with an existing one. It's a great way to improve your employability, and you can study on campus in Cambridge or online.

Everyone's welcome, from beginners to those with some previous knowledge. The only entry requirement is to be an ARU student or staff member.

We offer twelve-week courses in, French and Spanish. Our courses run from September and January. .

Why learn a language?

  • Boosts employability.
  • Improves communication skills.
  • Builds confidence.
  • Helps intercultural awareness.
  • Improves brain functionality.
  • Provides a better understanding of your own language.
  • It’s fun!

Study options

There are two study options.

  1. As a credit-bearing module: this is for you if you're studying an undergraduate degree, and your course allows you substitute one of your modules for a language. You'll be assessed during and at the end of your language course and receive credits.
  2. As a standalone module: if you'd simply like to learn a new language or improve on an existing one, you're welcome to join a course. You will get full access to the lessons and materials and receive a certificate at the end of the course. If you’re already an ARU student or staff member we offer a discounted fee of £120 for a ten-week course. Each week includes two hours tuition – so that's 20 hours overall, plus access to materials for additional independent work. You have the choice to do the assessment in the final two weeks of the course.

Which is the correct level for you?

Very little or no language  Foundation 1 
2/3 years of study – low GCSE
Completed Foundation 1
Foundation 2
GCSE
Completed Foundation 2
Intermediate 1
AS/A2
Completed Intermediate 1
Intermediate 2


If you have any questions about your level, email us at alp@aru.ac.uk.

How to apply

You can apply for the Anglia Language Programme with our virtual application form.

For credit-bearing modules, select the language of your choice during the Module Choice period. Outside of this please contact your student advisor and also email alp@aru.ac.uk.

For standalone modules, email alp@aru.ac.uk and we'll send you an application form. Fill it in, send it back to us and pay via our online store.

We'll always try to run all modules. However, if we can't run one because of limited demand, we'll do our best to place you on another. And, if there's demand for a level not offered (advanced) we'll endeavour to open a new class.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Anglia Language Programme, please email alp@aru.ac.uk.